Verbal abuse, family dynamics and recovery.

Tom, who is 66, reports that it took him a while to realize that all households were not like his. He grew up with parents who, as he calls them, were “street saints”—well-behaved in the outside world and devils at home. That, by the way, is very common because verbal abuse is usually a family … Continue reading Verbal abuse, family dynamics and recovery.

Meditation, you’re doing it wrong!

That’s what I thought last year, when I made an attempt to sit still on my mat. It was supposed to help me with my depression. And it didn’t. What now? As I explained in a previous post, there is a difference between alone-less-ness and solitude. As my mind became more quiet with the help … Continue reading Meditation, you’re doing it wrong!

Empowerment – You have the right to be assertive.

What this series is about. Empowerment is a word that covers many meanings. It is used in different contexts but today I’ll focus on empowerment within mental health and recovery. When I was confronted  with mental illness in my life, it felt like depression took everything down in one fell swoop. I’m not saying that … Continue reading Empowerment – You have the right to be assertive.